Travel Information

We have tied up with Active Holiday Company  who will offer packages that include travel and accommodation on a shared basis. Details will be published around August 25th. We strongly recommend participants to consider taking one of these packages and leave all the logistics to them.

Our event is conducted in a fairly remote area and we request participants to plan their travel well in advance to ensure that they reach safely and in time for the event. The roads are narrow, rough and bumpy. Please give yourself extra time and drive with great caution.

While we understand that almost all information is available online, you are advised to keep route maps and other information handy because network access is patchy. In fact, we recommend that you assume that there is no connectivity for the last hour of your travel to our start line.

We have provided the following information to help you get started with your planning. We will update this page as we get closer to the event to help you plan last mile travel.

Our start area, and most of the course are within privately owned coffee plantations. Road access to the Start/Finish area is narrow and rough and we request participants to be patient and allow themselves at least one hour of driving time from Attigundi to the Start area.

Closest Location: Attigundi, Karnataka 577131

Start/Finish Area: Map

We have provided some general travel instructions to help you get to our event below.

Start Area

The Start/Finish area of Malnad Ultra is amidst private coffee plantations. The parking area is approximately 1 km from the Start/Finish area.

Travel to Attigundi Area

Attigundi is about 300 kms by road from Bangalore and it takes about 6 hours to get here with 1-2 breaks.

Suggested Route from Bangalore: 

  • Bangalore to Hassan on NH 75 (about 180 kms, 3 hours driving time)
  • Take Hassan Bypass to Chikmangalur via Belur on SH 373 (about 60 kms, 75 mins driving time)
  • Chikmangalur to Kaimara on SH 57 (about 8 kms, 20 minutes driving time)
  • Kaimara to Attigundi on Bababudangiri Road (about 16 kms, 40 minutes driving time)

Please note that most homestays and resorts are between Kaimara and Attigundi and it is unlikely that you will have to drive all the way to Attigundi to reach your place of stay.

For participants coming from other parts of India by rail, the nearest railway station is Kadur (Station Code DRU). If you are taking an express train that does not stop at Kadur, your next best option is Birur Junction (Station Code RRB). There is good connectivity from most parts of India.

Attigundi is about 70 kms by road from Birur and you will have to organise local taxis to cover this distance. The travel time from Kadur/Birur to Attigundi is about 2 hours.

Bengaluru International Airport (Airport Code BLR) is about 280 kms from Attigundi. We recommend that you organise a cab or self-drive rental from Bangalore airport and plan on keeping the car until you return after the event. Follow instructions for Road Travel.

Mangaluru International Airport (Airport Code IXE) is about 175 kms from Attigundi.

International participants can plan on flying into Bengaluru International Airport (Airport Code BLR). There are direct flights from most big cities across Asia and Europe.

We recommend international participants to get in touch with us via email in advance. We can help you plan your itinerary, local travel and accomodation in groups.

We are delighted to be part of Asia Trail Master series and will be happy to go the extra mile to help you with your planning.